Convert to Raid Presents: The podcast for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard Games! (video games)

This week, the news has been... brief.  But there's still a ton of things to talk about!  A top guild goes 10 man, the devs take to Reddit, and the guys get you ready for Mists of Pandaria with a pre-launch discussion of things you may want to consider before sitting down for a marathon session of WoW.  Plus, Solarflair may be saying goodbye to an old friend, Koltrane waxes poetic about Ulduar, and Zhug gives new listeners a look into what you can expect from the show once MoP drops!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:31pm CDT

This week the World of Warcraft lays silent, mostly, except for a couple of rustles in the trees.  The one rustling the loudest is Ghostcrawler because he just joined TWITTER!  O-M-G Ba-by! We have some other interesting bits and pieces as well too.  Solarflair talks about the Darkmoon Rabbit, Koltrane finds the hidden Batman reference in MoP, and Zhug loses it completely!  It's not a long show, but hold on to your hats because it's gonna get WEIRD!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:02pm CDT

This week the guys take a look at 5.0.4 since it dropped on the live realms. Account wide mounts, pets and achievements, Loot in LFR, broken addons, AoE looting and more -- plus they take a look at YOUR reaction to some of the class changes, especially when it comes to talents and glyphs.  The players even have a great discussion about raiding heroics and progression fights and what that should mean in the scheme of things.  The guys give you the 411 on how you can get citizenship in the Bazoobagwabo Nation, Solarflair goes buggy over BC raiding, Koltrain revs up thanks to a friend, and Zhug drops a BOMB of an announcement that you won't want to miss.  Join us, won't you?

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

This week, the guys go in depth with all the changes in patch 5.0.4, talk beta class balance, check out the free Armory app, and talk about some of the changes announced recently about LFR in MoP.  Athaerick becomes an irregular co-host, Solarflair talks BC raiding, Zhug announces an announcement, and writer/podcaster Euripides stops by to talk about how to prepare for the new expansion and how we might make money in Mists of Pandaria.  It's a very fun show with lots of great information, so get comfortable and stay awhile!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:05pm CDT

This week, the guys will give you the scoop on patch 5.0.4 and when it's coming to Azeroth, and try to get you ready for Mists of Pandaria as best we can!  Koltrane apologizes for his segment, "In My Robe." Zhug finds the not so perfect solution for LFR, and Solarflair gets sassy over low level raiding.  We discuss the newly released cinematic trailer, we find out who is really jazzed for the latest changes to the druid travel form, and we check out one aspect of professions as we make the move into Pandaria.  All of this and a TON of your questions as well!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:13pm CDT

Athaerick is back from his summer of fun, and the guys give big grats to the Convert to Raid lowbie raiding team, discuss the new team forming for Mists of Pandaria, and dive into all of the latest news from Blizzard HQ.  They even have a big discussion about LFR in Dragon Soul and try to analyze the good and bad, talk about the changes to LFR in Mists of Pandaria, and try to figure out if and how people may change up the way they use this raiding tool.  Plus, they take care of several listener questions along the way!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:38pm CDT

The guys discuss the latest news from around Warcraft-land, like the latest WoW subscription numbers, the raid schedule for Mists of Pandaria, and the latest update to the quest line for the next Legendary weapons.  Also, Preach ( stops by to give us the overview on every single class and spec on the beta!  If you have a question about which spec you should roll in MoP, you should get plenty of answers.  It's yet another show, packed with loads of information and a ton of laughs!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Koltrane returns for a fun filled show! The guys discuss the release date of Mists of Pandaria, Koltrane names his panda, Zhug debates which version of MoP he's going to buy, and Solarflair hears what a real English accent sounds like as Olivia Grace (WoW Insider) joins the show with fellow PVP aficionado Mike B. (Gamebreaker.TV) to discuss everything PVP.  From cataclysm and expansions past to all of the new Mists of Pandaria battlegrounds and statistics, we've got it covered on this week's show.  Very fun, tightly packed, and full of all sorts of knowledge you'll want to know!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:17pm CDT

This week Solarflair and Zhug pug in Jules from the Tauren Think Tank to help discuss the latest news and issues of the day, including PTR 5.0.4 going live, a funky green button on, heroic raid testing on the beta, and even the illusive "nude drood!" We also break into the mailbag to answer a lot of your questions and give a little guide to new raiders wanting to pug into normals. Also... Blizzard has challenged us to challenge you, and we need your help!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

Solarflair and Zhug aren't by their lonesomes this week as they pug in RevnGeek to help with the show!  While raiding may be winding down, there's still a ton to talk about!  They talk all about low level raiding vs. The Summer Challenge, the latest nerf to hit Dragon Soul, the state of 10 and 25 man raiding, the new player mentoring system and more.  They also take your questions on alternative loot systems, future legendaries, and other big topics too! 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:59pm CDT